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    Work

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    Former Intern - Social Media Intern in Bristol, CT
    Former Intern - Social Media Intern in Bristol, CT

    I worked at ESPN as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you truly love sports, you will fit right in. Everyone in the building is really laid back and outgoing which is nice.

    Cons

    Demanding work schedule for a minimum amount of pay. Daily commute can also become a hassle at certain times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Intern - ESPN 1000

    Former Intern - Production Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Production Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at ESPN as an intern

    Pros

    Working with smart people, sports, celebrity encounters

    Cons

    Unpaid internship - the norm in the industry. Not a good path to full time employment

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    ESPN Production crew

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good atmosphere, skews young, for the most part treated fairly, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Schedule/hours pay could be more competitive, becoming too corporate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great experience as an intern with the Digital Marketing team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Digital Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Digital Marketing Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at ESPN as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    You get a ton of exposure to the different digital products ESPN owns and through the exposure learn a lot about digital marketing as a whole. The people you work with are incredibly friendly and the company has a very casual work atmosphere. They really looked out for the interns and always offered help. I was never afraid to ask questions during a meeting and got a great understanding of the relationships between the marketing team, sales team and sports management team

    Cons

    The beginning was very slow. A lot of what you work on are things you learn as you go so in the beginning it can be difficult to understand what they expect from you. IT can be extremely slow if you have an issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good environment and great experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at ESPN as a contractor

    Pros

    Great people and environment, especially if you like sports and that world. Casual work environment and many perks to the job.

    Cons

    Some times tasks or matters can be handled more efficiently. I generally think experience plays a large in figuring those things out.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Fun place to work, lots of perks.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESPN full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you love sports and technology, it is the perfect place to work. They are always on the cutting-edge of new ways to tell a story.

    Cons

    In house politics between middle and upper management can be very cut throat. All department heads don't always share information and duplicate works gets done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Department heads need to collaborate with each other more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    ESPN is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Business Intelligence in Bristol, CT
    Current Intern - Business Intelligence in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    People care about you as a person instead of just work. Everyone is happy and genuinely nice around "Bristol Campus"

    Cons

    Bristol is boring besides ESPN

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent, great teamwork, amazing environment of talented people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Special Events Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Special Events Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at ESPN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great teamwork
    Opportunity for growth
    Great benefits
    Cutting edge technology
    Casual work environment

    Cons

    Hard to maintain work-life balance ( depending on your postion)
    Most folks stay with company, so can hurt growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a solution to work-life balance and I think with even more communication it can be achieved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    2012 assoc. op review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    disney tickets, yrly bonus, raises, discounts, downtown

    Cons

    hours, bad off days, location, values,management

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sports Dream Job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Statistics Analyst in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Statistics Analyst in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working at ESPN has a lot of perks. You are part of thee preeminent sports company in the world and the opportunities to work in a number of career paths are broad. Depending on your job, you get to work with many celebrities and former athletes. You also get the benefits of being a Disney cast member (complementary entrance to theme parks and discounts on anything Disney).

    Cons

    Being a 24-hour, 7-day a week operation means that you will likely work nights and weekends. ESPN is the final destination for many in the sports field and because of that, I believe they are able to pay less in salary since interest working at ESPN is always in high demand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay to entry-level and those who do most of the work under management. You'll see a better product and happier staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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